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USB ports broken

Q: USB ports broken

I just bought a new acer aspire 5517 and it only came with 2 USB. One of the usb ports where broke when i got it so i contacted acer and the would not do anything about it. and my front Usb lookes fine but does not work. i tried
- Power Reset
- Device manager
- and i do not want to pay money for it

Someone Please help

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A: USB ports broken

See How to Reinstall Your USB Controllers and Motherboard Chipset Drivers.

Don't know if will help or not (depends on exact cause of your problem) but is worth a shot
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Whenever I plugged any USB device into any of my USB Ports it says,

'USB Device Not Recognized
One of the USB devices attached to this computer has
malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it.'

As I said it happens when I plug in ANY USB Devices and I very much doubt that
ALL of my USB Devices are broken.

When I went on Control Panel < Device Manager < Universal Serial Bus Controller
It said it didn't have the drivers installed for them.
So I reinstalled all the drivers that came on the disk with the laptop.
That didn't work so I used the 'Repair' disk that came with the laptop to see if that
would repair it, but again it didn't.

I was just wondering if someone could help me with this.



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here s the deal and kudos to anyone that can help i have already tried triple s fix it didn t work so after searching the threads are ports usb broken...maybe and finding nothing like this here we go if usb ports are broken...maybe i have my mouse plugged into a port when i start the computer i m fine it will work as long as i dont unplug it and plug it back in the same for my printer if its plugged in when i start up i can print but not my flash drives smartphone and camera they do not work at all and i have no clue what to do i thought it was because i didnt have my windows activated my pc just crashed weeks ago and finally reformatted and went a couple days before activating it think something went wrong while formatting and i should do usb ports are broken...maybe it again i was running linspire and that was usb ports are broken...maybe working fine i dont know i m lost thank for any help in advance nbsp

A:usb ports are broken...maybe

do you get any error messages? like device not recognised
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A:Broken USB Ports

Perhaps a PCMCIA USB expansion card would work for you. They're not terribly expensive.
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thanks for any help i can get .

A:broken usb ports

If you have one USB port that's still working you could connect a Hub but if they all broken, it will most likely be expensive if they're soldered into the motherboard. On the other hand you might get lucky if they're just plugged in. I would contact your Laptop's Manufacturer service to get more info (esp. since you didn't tell us what brand/model it is
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A:USB ports broken?

do you get to the desktop or does it not boot at all
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Solved by shorting pins 2 and 3 on PS2_USB_PW2. . I feel silly.
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all the usb ports were broken. I wanted to know if there is a way to connect a USB in some way, instead of fixing the USB ports.

I was thinking about: My laptop has DVD drive, so maybe there is a special hub or caddy that connects to sata port with USB ports? (So I will remove the DVD drive and replace it with the USB thing)
Or, maybe there is such thing as a "SD card to USB hub" device? (If not, I think it's a good idea for the hardware companies to make )

If some of them do exist, can you name them or give me some links?
Or maybe you have any other suggestions?

Thank you!

A:USB ports broken - any alternatives?

USB ports in a laptop are set up differently than desktops. There are no "headers" to speak of depending on the brand. All the space is used up or designed to stay thin. Some have USB plug modules that can be replaced. Your best bet is to have it repaired if a replacement laptop is out of the question. Some of the laptops are very delicate and can't survive gorilla pawing.
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A:Broken/Non-Working USB ports -- Wi-Fi USB Hub?

what windows version are you running ?
whats the exact model of the laptop - does it have an express card slot at all ?
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A:Inspiron 24 5000 Series - BOTH USB ports have broken pieces

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A:Broken, broken, fixed it, broken again... Boot issues

if u look thru the reviews u will see that motherboard is plagued with issues
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Log Logfile of HijackThis v Scan saved at PM on Platform IE6 broken, Norton broken other broken, programs Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v SP Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C Program Files Ahead InCD InCDsrv exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccSetMgr exe C Program IE6 broken, Norton broken, other programs broken Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccEvtMgr exe C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe C Program Files Common Files LogiShrd LVMVFM LVPrcSrv exe C Program Files Stanford PC-Leland krbcc s exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C WINDOWS system ctfmon exe C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPEnh exe C IE6 broken, Norton broken, other programs broken PROGRA SYMNET SNDMon exe IE6 broken, Norton broken, other programs broken C Program Files Common Files Apple Mobile Device Support bin AppleMobileDeviceService exe C Program Files Symantec LiveUpdate ALUSchedulerSvc exe C Program Files Logitech SetPoint SetPoint exe C Program Files YPOPs YPOPs exe C Program Files BigFix Enterprise BES Client BESClient exe C Program Files Symantec AntiVirus DefWatch exe C Program Files ewido anti-malware ewidoctrl exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C Program Files Common Files LogiShrd LVCOMSER LVComSer exe C Program Files Common Files Logitech KHAL KHALMNPR EXE C PROGRA NORTON NORTON NPROTECT EXE C PROGRA NORTON NORTON SPEEDD NOPDB EXE C WINDOWS system svchost exe C Program Files Symantec AntiVirus Rtvscan exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared CCPD-LC symlcsvc exe C Program Files OpenAFS Client Program afsd service exe C Program Files Common Files LogiShrd LVCOMSER LVComSer exe C WINDOWS system taskmgr exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exe C Program Files Symantec AntiVirus VPC exe C Program Files Mozilla Firefox firefox exe C Program Files Microsoft Office OFFICE OUTLOOK EXE C Program Files Microsoft Office OFFICE WINWORD EXE C Documents and Settings Steve Sha My Documents Downloads HJT HijackThis exe R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Page URL http ie redirect hp com svs rdr TY lion amp pf laptop R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http www comcast net R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Connection Wizard ShellNext http ie redirect hp com svs rdr TY lion amp pf laptop O - BHO Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelper dll O - BHO no name - - F - D - - D F - C PROGRA SPYBOT SDHelper dll O - BHO no name - E D - A- EC-A -BA D E E - no file O - BHO Google Toolbar Helper - AA ED - DD- d - -CF F - no file O - BHO Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - AF DE - D - -B FA-CE B AD D - C Program Files Google GoogleToolbarNotifier swg dll O - Toolbar amp Google - C B - - d - B - A CD F - c program files google googletoolbar dll O - HKLM Run SynTPLpr C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPLpr exe O - HKLM Run SynTPEnh C Program Files Synaptics SynTP SynTPEnh exe O - HKLM Run MSPY C WINDOWS system IME PINTLGNT ImScInst exe SYNC O - HKLM Run PHIME ASync C WINDOWS system IME TINTLGNT TINTSETP EXE SYNC O - HKLM Run PHIME A C WINDOWS system IME TINTLGNT TINTSETP EXE IMEName O - HKLM Run ccApp quot C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccApp exe quot O - HKLM Run Symantec NetDriver Monitor C PROGRA SYMNET SNDMon exe Enterprise O - HKLM Run QuickTime Task quot C Program Files QuickTime qttask exe quot -atboottime O - HKLM Run LogitechCommunicationsManager quot C Program Files Common Files LogiShrd LComMgr Communications Helper exe quot O - HKLM Run vptray C PROGRA SYMANT VPTray exe O - HKLM Run iTunesHelper quot C Program Files iTunes iTunesHelper exe quot O - HKCU Run ctfmon exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exe O - HKCU Run swg C Program Files Google GoogleToolbarNotifier GoogleToolbarNotifier exe O - Startup YPOPs lnk O - Global Startup Adobe Reader Speed Launch lnk C Program Files Adob... Read more

A:IE6 broken, Norton broken, other programs broken

Hi again,

I think I may have semi-repaired the problem. I re-installed Norton, and now it is no longer broken I think--the system tray icon is there and auto-protect works. No viruses were detected however. IEXPLORER.exe no longer runs with start-up, and it no longer re-appears as well, BUT internet explorer STILL does not work. Basically, I open it, the browser window opens, it tries to load, but then it just simply stops trying to load and effectively freezes. I have to close it through the task manager. No error message pops up, it's just a blank browser window.

I just tried installing IE7 to perhaps fix the problem, but IE7 would not install all the way so it's still broken. Here's an updated HJT log; thank you!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:47:18 PM, on 9/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\YPOPs\YPOPs.exe
C:\Program Files\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\BESClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\KHAL\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenAFS\Client\Program\afsd_service.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve Sha\My Documents\Downloads\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext =
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\2.0.301.7164\swg.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synapt... Read more
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A:Ports closed; router forwarded ports, firewalls disabled?

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I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).
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If you go into device manager, do you see anything with a yellow ! or ? beside it?
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You could try one of these, never heard much about them so
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sfc /scannow Would be the preferred method
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welcome to TSG.

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Sounds like the burner is shot, there are no drivers to install.
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A:what is broken

Most likely by using the default browser for their ISP.
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Try IEFix

Click the Apply button

You'll be prompted for the Operating System CD or the Service Pack Files location:

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A:new ram has broken pc


clear the cmos

pop the battery out for 15 minutes after its unplugged

reboot, then reset your bios

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A:Is the PSU broken?

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A:broken dvd-rw?

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A:What have I broken?

remote access gives you access to windows - If you have factory software installed , you should be able to run hardware diagnostics

Don't know what info you have but found this -

Hardware maintaince manual page 39-40

I also assume you disconnected the new screen - you got external vga?

Also look the MOBO over real good - there are very small ic chip fuses - your look for small dark brown spots.. Hell sometimes they just crack and are very hard to find..

I have changed many screen and test in the same manner as you did - screen laying on table..

I have had them screech before to - what I do not remember.. Count your screws and sniff around the board and look real close.. there is only one fan - but several heat sinks - and over heated chip will cause a safety shut down..

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A:hal.dll - What does it do and why is it broken?

You're right the hal.dll is used only in XP and earlier, Vista and newer doesn't need it. Here is a solution. How To Fix Hal.dll Errors in Windows 7 and Vista
Also , MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
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Hi krakan,
Welcome to Lenovo forums
As I understand that you are facing issue with the broken key in your Lenovo Y50-70 laptop.
As this is damage hence I would suggest you to visit the service centre for replacement of the keypad.
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
Hope this helps! 
Best regards,    

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A:is it broken???

before you replace cd rom I would try another boot disk:
check these out an d givem a try, I'l check back.
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A:Broken RAM?

Fleece + Electronic Device = Disaster

You probably did fry your RAM. Just buy a new RAM chip. Make sure it is compatitble with your motherboard. If you're not sure what kind of memory you need, go to Crucial Memory and use their memory selector program. Next time you open your case, don't wear fleece and touch the power supply or another unpainted metal surface every few minutes to discharge the static electricity. Good Luck! :grinthumb
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A:Broken CPU?

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A:New HDD, broken?

Every Sata HDD that I have used makes a soft clicking sound when it's active. I think it's normal. If you're worried that it's more noise than should be, take it to the shop. They'll be able to run it and decide if normal. Sata drives make 'background level' noise at loudest.
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A:What is broken?

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Hi FreshD, I would suggest uninstalling any programs that you don't use that much first. Then clean out any internet temp files you may have. Also run defrag if you haven't done so for a long time.

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A:HELP,broken LCD

If its still under warranty then take it back, if not, its gonna cost ya to have a new screen fitted, its beyond repair.
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When turning on the computer the screen blinks once to show the BIOS screen then it turns black for ever until next boot.

I have tested with another gfx card but it is still the same. Which is the faulty componant you think?

A:What is broken?

It could be a number of things.

Can you boot into Safe mode? (F8)

If you can't, and you feel safe and comfortable to do so, Take the battery out of the motherboard to clear the CMOS.

Do the Fans Spin when the screen goes black?
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A:Broken IE8

If you installed IE8, uninstall then reinstall. See if that helps.For the missing toolbars, which you may have to set up to show after reinstalling IE8:1) Press the F 10 key. When the menu bar appears, RIGHT click in a empty spot next to the last thing listed. Click Menu bar to lock it in place.2) Next click Command Bar for the bottom bar with Tools on it.3) If you have the Command Bar, click Tools, choose Toolbars and then click Menu Bar.OR right click in an empty space at the top, choose Menu Bar. If you have no empty space, point your cursor to a thin sliver underneath the address bar and right click.If you use IE9, the space between the end of the address bar and home icon will work. In the screenshot the arrow is pointing to the thin sliver below the address bar, this is where you will need to right click.
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I try to get the the new verison of XP, when I turn it on it says

TRAP 00000006 ===================== EXCEPTION =====================

tr-0028 cr0=00000011 cr2=00000000 cr3=00000000
gdt limit=03FF base=00017000 idt limit=07FF base+00017400

cs :eip=0008 :0042AD09 SS :esp=0010 :004013C0 errcode=0000
flags=00010887 Cy NoZr IntDis Down TrapDis
eax=6C476040 ebx=004013B1 ecx=00001618 edx=534D0040 ds=0010 es=0010
edi=0047164F esi=00051D68 ebp=00061FF0 cr0=00000011 fs=0030 gs=0000

What does this mean and how do I fix?